Apple & Walnut Loaf
After a super long hiatus from baking and cobweb has started appearing on my faithful oven, it's time to do some baking with the help of my mini future Masterchef, my three-year old son. :D
Recipe slightly adapted from here.
125g butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 cups self-raising flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 medium granny smith apple, cored, grated
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 9" x 5" x 2 1/2" loaf pan (standard loaf pan). Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing overhang at both long ends.
2. In a mixing bowl, add melted butter, light brown sugar, flour, eggs, apple, vanilla extract, milk, ground cinnamon, and three-quarters of the walnuts. Mix until combined. Don't over-mix. Spread into greased loaf pan. Top with remaining chopped walnuts.
3. Bake for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into thick slices and serve with your favorite beverage.
About to go into the oven.
Cut into thick slices to eat with my favorite cup of hot tea with fresh milk.
I love the crunch from the walnuts. My son loves this cake and he has it for breakfast for the next two days.
Serving this cake with yogurt or ice cream brings tea time to another level!